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Thursday
Feb132014

Governments commit to decisive and urgent action to tackle global wildlife poaching crisis

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London, UK, 13th February 2014—Heads of State, Ministers and high level representatives of 46 countries, including those most heavily impacted by poaching and illegal trade of wildlife, today committed to taking “decisive and urgent action” to tackle the global illegal wildlife trade.

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Wednesday
Feb122014

UK launches new programme to reduce demand for Tiger parts

London, UK, 12th February 2014—The UK Government today announced its support for a programme to protect and recover wild Tigers by reducing the demand for their bones and other body parts.

The commitment is part of the UK Government’s ongoing support for the Global Tiger Recovery Program (GTRP), endorsed by all 13 Tiger range countries at the ‘Tiger Summit’ held in St Petersburg in 2010 and was made ahead of the London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade currently taking place and hosted by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague.

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Tuesday
Feb112014

London Conference must take serious action to reduce demand for illegal wildlife products

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London, UK, 11th February 2014—As world leaders arrive for this week’s London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, TRAFFIC has called for serious action to reduce consumer demand for illegal products from elephants, rhinos, tigers and other endangered species.

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Monday
Feb102014

London wildlife trade conference an opportunity for action

London, UK, 10th February 2014—World leaders should come prepared to take strong action when they attend this week’s London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade. The two-day event is an opportunity for governments to commit to finally ending the illegal trade in elephants, rhinos, tigers and other wildlife.

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Thursday
Feb062014

France to destroy ivory stockpiles

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Paris, France, 6th February 2014—France today becomes the latest country to destroy its ivory stockpiles, following recent public ivory destruction events in Gabon, the Philippines, USA, China and an announcement by Hong Kong that it intends to destroy 28 tonnes of stockpiled ivory.

More than 15,000 ivory pieces seized by French Customs at Roissy Paris airport over a 21-year period between 1987 and 2007 will be destroyed, weighing a combined total of three tonnes.

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Thursday
Feb062014

Over 2,000 Pig-nosed Turtles fly home to a troubled future

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 6th February 2014—Over 2,000 smuggled Pig-nosed Turtles seized in Hong Kong last month have made the long trip home to Indonesia where authorities have foiled the trafficking of thousands more of these sought-after turtles since early January.

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Thursday
Jan302014

UN Security Council targets poaching and wildlife trade with DRC sanctions

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UN, 30th January 2014—The United Nations Security Council took a critical step today in tackling elephant poaching and illicit ivory trade by addressing the link between instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo and wildlife trafficking.

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Tuesday
Jan282014

Discovery of snared Sun Bear indicative of relentless poaching in Belum-Temengor Forest Complex, Malaysia

Perak, Malaysia, 28th January 2014—The carcass of a Malayan Sun Bear and several snares have been found in jungles near the Belum-Temengor Forest Complex in northern Malaysia, underscoring poaching’s incessant pressure on endangered species in the area.

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